Hamedan Chamber of Commerce

PrizeWinner in Architectural Design / Institutional Architecture
Firm LocationPortland, United States
Lead ArchitectMarziah L. Rajabzadeh, Mohsen Marizad, Raha Ashrafi, Ahmad Bathaei
Design TeamRaha Ashrafi: Lead Architect, Mohsen Marizad: Lead Architect, Ahmad Bathaei, Lead ArchitectTeam: Ehsan Karimi, Mona Mirzaei, Farshid Nasrabadi, Mobina Mirabedin, Sadra Sharifi
ClientHamedan Chamber of Commerce

Persian art and architecture is heavily
influenced by mathematical geometry and
geometric patterns. Few, if any notable
works in traditional Persian design exist ou
outside a geometric
framework. From an analytical perspective, w
we understood that the formal, o
organizational and
aesthetic properties of a geometric pattern
system would create a unifying language for
this multi-use
building typology with a divergent program and challeng
and challenging access
requirements. Therefore, in combining the precedent o
precedent of cultural identity with pure mathematica
mathematical logic, the development of a geometric p
geometric pattern became the design basis of the Hamedan
the Hamedan Chamber of Commerce. Spatial organizatio
organization and
relational elements were developed and
synthesized through the pattern;
which integrated site, design and building
components into a greater whole.
The pattern itself
results from and responds to 'fields and flows
flows'; site flows such
as movement, access routes, sun path; and
site fields such as views and natural
attractors. All this while fusing the he
heterogeneous
program division and distribution both in t
the vertical stacking of floors and h
horizontal zoning.
Programatically, the tri-axis
configuration on the ground floor creates
two principal entrances, with the third arc re
responding to the site parameter and su
surrounding woodland.
These three arcs create varying views to the
highway, mountain range and woodlands for
interior spaces.